Fundy Trail Parkway
- Type: Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Saint John's most stunning feature is the Bay of Fundy, and the best way to savor it is to follow the Fundy Trail Parkway. You can walk, bike or drive along this 20-mile, multi-use trail for spectacular views of the bay, while smaller side paths lead to various beaches along the shore. Hikers and bikers will find numerous look-outs and benches along the way, and numerous parking areas allow you to park and explore.
According to one TripAdvisor user, "You can drive it fast, but slow down and take your time." However, if you're planning to cover the Fundy Trail Parkway by bike, another TripAdvisor user advises caution: "Unless you are in great athletic shape and love doing lots of inclines, I would not recommend it as an easy-going bike ride."
The entrance to the Fundy Trail Parkway is roughly 35 miles east of Saint John along New Brunswick Route 111, though there are numerous access points along the route. The trail is open every day from mid-May to mid-October between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. (the visitor's center opens at 8 a.m.), and admission is $4.50 CAD ($4.50 USD) for adults with discounts available for children and seniors. You can also tag along on a guided walk: Guides depart from the visitor's center every Monday through Friday between 1 and 3 p.m. and cost an extra $3.50 CAD ($3.50 USD) per person. You can learn more about the Fundy Trail Parkway by visiting its website.